Francisco Batres

Arkansas Fertility Center

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailDoctor, Nurse available by direct lineAvailable by cell phone
Medical SchoolU. of S Carlos Guatemala
ResidencyU. of Arkansas
Little Rock
9101 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-801-1200
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Francisco Batres to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 70%Neutral: 10%Don't recommend: 20%8.3
12 assessments
  • 70% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 10% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Arkansas Fertility Center to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 45%Neutral: 26%Don't recommend: 29%7.2
26 assessments
  • 45% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 26% Neutral (7-8)
  • 29% Don't recommend (0-6)
12 assessments
8
Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
I have enjoyed the experience so far with him. He [Dr. Batres] does speak very fast and is not the best at pronouncing words. Sometimes I have to ask him to slow down, repeat or ask clarifying questions. He does meet with you in his office after every visit to explain what results were and the next step. It is a very fast visit, but thorough.... I have unexplained fertility. Every test i have had as well as my husband has come back clear. I have had 2 HSGs, laparoscopy, now on our 2nd IUI. We do not know a cause of why it has taken 2 years so far. All we can do is trial and error.
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Age
30
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Investor
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
8
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
I have enjoyed the experience so far with him. He does speak very fast and is not the best at pronouncing words. Sometimes I have to ask him to slow down, repeat or ask clarifying questions. He does meet with you in his office after every visit to explain what results were and the next step. It is a very fast visit, but thorough.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Make sure you ask as many questions as possible. Bring a notebook and write everything down. Do not be afraid to ask him to slow down or repeat again. He is very nice and very knowledgeable.
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I have unexplained fertility. Every test i have had as well as my husband has come back clear. I have had 2 HSGs, laparoscopy, now on our 2nd IUI. We do not know a cause of why it has taken 2 years so far. All we can do is trial and error. We will do 3 IUIs then move to IVF. My first IUI we used letrozole and the trigger shot Ovidrel. Result was no pregnancy. Second IUI my body did not respond to the letrozole. Ended up doubling the dosage for the next week. My body responded. Had the procedure two weeks ago. Prescribed progesterone for the two weeks. Will take pregnancy test Friday if have not started my period by then.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff really has not had much interaction with me. They walk in for the ultrasound or procedure, don't speak and then walk out when over. When taking my blood they don't speak to me either.
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
The clinic is very sterile and not very warm/welcoming. The strengths are it keeps you up-to-date on all your matters through their patient portal. I have really liked this process of being able to find out on my own instead of having to call repeatedly. My appointments are usually pretty on time. They do not make you wait for too long. The weaknesses are just not very welcoming and warm. It just seems like we are numbers just getting pushed in and out. Wish there was more of a connection among the staff and patients since it is such a delicate matter.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
So far we have been billed for two IUIs. After insurance it has only costed me about $100 for both. The ovidrel shots are $170 which are expensive. The letrozole has cost me maybe $20. The costs have not been outrageous yet, but we have not gotten to IVF. Each co-pay is different every time I go. Usually ranges from $30-$70.
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Educational Resources
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10
Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
10
Dr. Batres has always put my husband and I at ease. He remembers us and takes time at each visit to speak to us in his office and answer questions. I can call him or his nurse any time and they always listen and get back with me promptly. I felt like he really cares about us and wants to help us have a family.... Dr Batres has called me after hours and has always allowed us the time that we need to process information and schedule our treatments around that. The schedules t the clinic is very flexible and he even let me do remote monitoring since I live 3 hours away from the clinic.
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Age
35
Treated
2018
Success with this Doc
?
Race
European
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 IVF
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
I never felt like a number at this clinic. Dr Batres has called me after hours and has always allowed us the time that we need to process information and schedule our treatments around that. The schedules t the clinic is very flexible and he even let me do remote monitoring since I live 3 hours away from the clinic.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Ask a lot of questions. He will answer them.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr. Batres has always put my husband and I at ease. He remembers us and takes time at each visit to speak to us in his office and answer questions. I can call him or his nurse any time and they always listen and get back with me promptly. I felt like he really cares about us and wants to help us have a family.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arkansas Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Debby S)
The nurses were all really sweet. I called all the time with questions and was never made to feel bad. They took good care of me during all the procedures, including a surgery. They are organized and have taken cRe of billing issues for me. The only thing I wish was that they called you with beta results instead of posting on the portal. In one way it is good. It to hear bad news over the phone but it is such a personal process up until that point and then I sort of ended up feeling left alone with the sad news. However, they don’t all to you after at the follow up. The nurse reassured me that it was not my fault.
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
Sometimes you will wait in the room to be seen for close to an hour. They are very busy.! But they are also really flexible with your schedule and open practically every day of the year. I never felt like I was being pressured to begin a cycle to “batch” me in with other ladies b/c they don’t do this. Once or twice, dr Batres was not there and I saw Dr. M instead. It was not the same as having my own doc but I trusted that he knows what he is doing. I had to ask a lot more questions though since he does not have the same communication style as Dr B
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
We had insurance coverage so I am not sure of the cost without that.
Describe Francisco Batres's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arkansas Fertility Center.
Dr. Batres recommended that we transfer 2 embryos both times, due to my age. Neither cycle resulted in a pregnancy (so far) but he encouraged us to transfer 2. I believe that he would have listened and followed our wishes if we had only wanted to transfer one, though. On our second fresh transfer, he allowed us to decide if we should transfer on day 3 or try to wait until day 5.
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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2
Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2
He [Francisco Batres] was very upfront with potential success rates, I only felt slightly pushed straight to IVF, which we declined. I have declined cyst aspiration but when I asked questions about risk vs benefit of aspiration, i never got a clear answer. He carefully monitors me and i feel confident he will eventually get me pregnant....I have DOR diagnosis. He told me success rates are better with IVF but i wasn't ready to get into that.
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Age
34
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve
2
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
He was very upfront with potential success rates, I only felt slightly pushed straight to IVF, which we declined. I have declined cyst aspiration but when I asked questions about risk vs benefit of aspiration, i never got a clear answer. He carefully monitors me and i feel confident he will eventually get me pregnant.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Go somewhere else. But, since they’re the only IVF clinic in the state, you basically have no choice. So, if you do go; Ask questions. If you don't understand, keep asking. Advocate for yourself. Don’t be afraid to get confrontational if needed.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
In the beginning, it felt indivualized, like our case mattered. After 3 failed IUIs, we decided to stop wasting money on IUI and start saving for IVF. That’s when the care stopped. I requested some forms to be filled out for grant applications, and the nurse didn’t do it. I was in the process of changing gynecologist and had requested my records sent to the new doctor, so the nurse refused to fill out the form. I actually won a grant a few months later and needed a medical letter from Dr Batres stating my diagnosis and need for IVF. Again, no one did anything. Messages through the portal were ignored, phone calls not returned. Three days before the deadline, I called and asked for the office manager to leave a complaint on staff. And FINALLY got my medical letter. When IVF is 15-20K, and a patient wins a grant, WHY do the nurses not want to help finialze the financial help! We realized then, that AR Fertility only wants your money and if you get pregnant, then it’s like a bonus to them.
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
I have DOR diagnosis. He told me success rates are better with IVF but i wasn't ready to get into that. We started IUI with 100mg clomid and ovidrel trigger. We are about to start cycle 3 doing the same since I respond well to the clomid for a DOR patient.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Awful. Uncaring. Incompetent. Unfriendly.
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
Strength: knowledgeable physicians, centrally located in the state, variety of fertility treatments available Weakness: reception staff and nurses are not friendly, communication, no completion so no need to be patient centered or caring,
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
Cost for IUI cycle $1200 includes all appointments, monitoring, and procedure After 1 IUI cycle, we opted to pay for appointments as we went. I had only needed 1 monitoring appointment before trigger. The billing lady told us paying as we went would cost us more, but it didn’t. Total was $200 less for us. Not everyone would save, maybe, but we did. Run the numbers yourself, don’t take their word for it. I asked for an itemized cost for IVF, which the person responding to my message, refused to give. She said 15-20K Plus Meds.
What specific things went wrong at Arkansas Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
23 - 28
Treated
2012 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Other
10
Dr Batres takes time with his patients and helps them to understand each step along the way. He is honest and up front. Answers all questions we have. Even when we have just wanted to move forward and just go through with IVF to have a baby, if there was something that needed to be done or if we needed to wait three months and then repeat testing that's what he would suggest we do before doing it how we just want to do it. After all he is the doctor and has been doing it for awhile. He is very personable and will actually talk to you in his office one on one at each visit versus and exam room. We see everything he puts in our office visit notes.
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Age
23 - 28
Treated
2012 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Other
10
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr Batres takes time with his patients and helps them to understand each step along the way. He is honest and up front. Answers all questions we have. Even when we have just wanted to move forward and just go through with IVF to have a baby, if there was something that needed to be done or if we needed to wait three months and then repeat testing that's what he would suggest we do before doing it how we just want to do it. After all he is the doctor and has been doing it for awhile. He is very personable and will actually talk to you in his office one on one at each visit versus and exam room. We see everything he puts in our office visit notes.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
It may take awhile to go through testing and there may be set backs but it will work out in the long run. Just trust him
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
He took time to answer questions and was honest up front with us
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We are going to be starting IVF soon. Don't know all of the specifics just yet but I have started on birth control and will be going for our class next Monday
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Some are not so friendly and don't take in consideration how emotional infertility is
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
The strengths of the clinic for us is the doctors bedside manner and the location of the clinic. A weakness is not everyone in that clinic is friendly and we understand a difference in personalities but when your going through infertility and spending lots of money it is nice to come in contact with people who are empathetic.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
1) 10,000 for IVF 2) 3,000-5,000 for medications 3) we recently learned that we have to be checked for hiv, hepatitis etc and any ultrasounds we have there once were pregnant will not be covered because they are not our obgyn. 4) labs and other testing not covered by insurance (screening) amounts vary
Describe Francisco Batres's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arkansas Fertility Center.
the least amount of embryos transferred based on quality. No more than two
What specific things went wrong at Arkansas Fertility Center?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
22
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
9
[Dr. Francisco Batres] is clearly passionate about getting results and doing well at his job. He is brilliant as a doctor. You just have to be willing to overlook his communication skills...If warm and fuzzy bedside manor is your needs as a pateint, he may not be for you...I communicated that I didn’t want Clomid and he gave me an alternative with lower risk of multiples and less harsh side effects.
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Age
22
Treated
2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, Native American
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
2 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Anovulation, PCOS, Tubal Blockage
9
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
If you can see past his quirks and recognize that he is an excellent doctor who is passionate about helping people start a family, you will love him. He knows what he’s doing 100%. He helped us get our baby. If warm and fuzzy bedside manor is your needs as a pateint, he may not be for you.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Trust him and let him know your preferences. He is different but his plans are solid and successful. I communicated that I didn’t want Clomid and he gave me an alternative with lower risk of multiples and less harsh side effects.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
His personality is not as some may expect, he is not from America and has some social quirks but is clearly passionate about getting results and doing well at his job. He is brilliant as a doctor. You just have to be willing to overlook his communication skills
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Batres placed me on a medication to start my cycle, did ultrasound and labs to evaluate ovulation and follicles, placed me on Letrozole, and then once I was ovulating he instructed us to have intercourse every other day. This protocol worked within 2 months.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses here were wonderful. The front desk leaves something to be desired with their poor attitudes, but nurses were great!
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
The doctors are skilled, the nurses are sweet and attentive, lab techs are great and very fast, the only issues I could see someone having are with possible personality quirks of Dr. Batres himself, although he is an extremely good doctor, and the front desk staff are honestly pretty rude. Which can be difficult to deal with when you’re facing fertility issues. But it was worth overlooking that for me to have a doctor as skilled as Dr. Batres
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
I do not recall. It was very expensive and we continued to pay on these bills up until these last couple months (our son is almost 2) but it was worth it.
What specific things went wrong at Arkansas Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call with results
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
26
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
Dr. Batres is from another country (guatemala I believe) so the biggest drawback is that his accent is a bit heavy, but he overcomes that easily by explaining everything in detail and drawing diagrams to help you understand. He doesn't mind repeating things and doesn't get offended by this. He is very cheerful but also honest and won't sugar coat the truth. I had a wonderful experience with him and after three years of trying I got pregnant within four months of his care...
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Age
26
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 4 Docs
Treatment
2 IUI
Diagnosis
Anovulation, Endometriosis, PCOS
10
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr. Batres is from another country (guatemala I believe) so the biggest drawback is that his accent is a bit heavy, but he overcomes that easily by explaining everything in detail and drawing diagrams to help you understand. He doesn't mind repeating things and doesn't get offended by this. He is very cheerful but also honest and won't sugar coat the truth. I had a wonderful experience with him and after three years of trying I got pregnant within four months of his care.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Be patient-sometimes you'll have to see Dr. Moutos and he is just not full of good bedside manner, but Dr. Batres is great.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr. Batres was very kind and always called me himself after the clinic had closed, rather than pass that job off to a nurse.
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
First we started doing Letrozole with IUI and that did not result in a pregnancy. The next cycle we tried doing letrozole again because I had at least ovulated on it before (and before seeing dr. batres I had done many letrozole and clomid cycles that most of the time at least led to ovulation) but that failed to produce an egg, so that cycle failed and did not proceed. After that we moved to Gonal-F with a trigger shot and an IUI, which resulted in my pregnancy. We had to adjust the dose of Gonal-F as we went and it was a late ovulation, but it worked!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
One of the nurses, frankly, was not friendly. I don't remember her name but she had her own office and was in charge of educating on injectables. The other nurses were very nice, if a little quiet at times.
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
I
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
The IUI package cost was around $950, but that didn't include drugs, so drugs could really make or break your finances. For the Gonal-F I spent another $1000 which was only 50% because I qualified for an income contingent program through EMD serono that the clinic informed me of.
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
26 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
Dr batres explained everything in detail and would answer any question you had for him. Sometimes he would explain too much too quickly and we would have to go back and ask questions about what he explained.... We first tried a drug called letrozole and had good reactions but no pregnancies on the intercourse cycle. Also took a shot called ovidril to help the egg drop. Did a few months on clomid before switching back to letrozole. Still on the intercourse cycle but no pregnancies. We attempted 3 iui with no success and one chemical pregnancy. We were told that ivf is our only option.
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Age
26 - 28
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
?
Race
Other
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI
Diagnosis
PCOS
9
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr batres explained everything in detail and would answer any question you had for him. Sometimes he would explain too much too quickly and we would have to go back and ask questions about what he explained.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Have research and questions ready to go when you go see him. And don't be afraid to make him repeat or write down what he is telling you
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
He explained everything in detail, followed up with us, and was very warm and caring
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
We first tried a drug called letrozole and had good reactions but no pregnancies on the intercourse cycle. Also took a shot called ovidril to help the egg drop. Did a few months on clomid before switching back to letrozole. Still on the intercourse cycle but no pregnancies. We attempted 3 iui with no success and one chemical pregnancy. We were told that ivf is our only option. We haven't started yet due to lack of funds to pay for procedure.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff are friendly and personable. Always answer calls or questions in a timely manner
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
The clinic is clean and the people are friendly. My only complaint would be wait times after being put in a room.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
Under my insurance costs were reasonable. For most appointments I only paid a copay and for the ovidril my insurance didn't cover. The ivf is way more expensive which is why we are unable to do it at this time
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
9
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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5
Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
5
Dr. Batres works at the only clinic in Arkansas so if you want to pursue IVF in AR, you don't have any other options. We never moved passed the assessment stage with Dr. Batres. Things were progressing much too slowly. At every step, the would request information from past treatments that we'd already shared over. We eventually switched to Tulsa...Overall good experience with the Dr. Batres. He was patient and thorough. He does have an accent that makes it a little hard to understand. He also draws upside down while he's discussing your assessment which was distracting for my husband. Poor experience with the clinic and nurses.
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Age
31 - 32
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Black or African-American
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Marketer or PR
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Unexplained
5
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Overall good experience with the Dr. Batres. He was patient and thorough. He does have an accent that makes it a little hard to understand. He also draws upside down while he's discussing your assessment which was distracting for my husband. Poor experience with the clinic and nurses.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
I would ensure that you're educated on your diagnosis and very well researched. He does talk quickly so you have to keep up.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr. Batres did personally complete his assessment and fill out the forms himself instead of the nurse. I did like that. He made took his time and made sure to answer all my questions. I never felt rushed.
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr. Batres works at the only clinic in Arkansas so if you want to pursue IVF in AR, you don't have any other options. We never moved passed the assessment stage with Dr. Batres. Things were progressing much too slowly. At every step, the would request information from past treatments that we'd already shared over. We eventually switched to Tulsa.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Arkansas Fertility Center. (Assigned nurse: Don't remember)
The entire staff was terrible. There was a lack of responsiveness. No one returned phone calls. No one did any follow-through with things they said they would do. My first appointment was delayed by 3 hours and didn't begin until about 30mins before closing. Everyone was rude, didn't care if I was there or not, and seem to simply hate their jobs.
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
Don't expect anyone to call you back. Your follow-up will be key. Know you patient files better than them.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
I only paid for the initial visit and I don't remember the exact amount.
Describe Francisco Batres's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arkansas Fertility Center.
N/A
What specific things went wrong at Arkansas Fertility Center?
  • Lost paperwork
  • Failed to call with results
  • Failed to order appropriate test
  • Failed to send your chart to another clinic
  • Failed to inform you of changes in protocol
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
0
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Other
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Dr Batres did change medication doses after our first failed attempt. He increased certain medications and made sure to keep an eye on developing follicles...Dr Batres always remembered our names and told us funny stories to keep our spirits up...He was just an overall very friendly person. He was a joy to be around during such a difficult time...I always felt like Dr Batres cared about us as a couple and wanted our treatments to be successful. When we finally got a positive pregnancy test (after one failed round of IVF) he gave us both a big hug and told us to bring him a baby to see.
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Age
28 - 29
Treated
2015 - 2016
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
2 IVF, 2 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Male Factor, Tubal Blockage, Other
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How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
I always felt like Dr Batres cared about us as a couple and wanted our treatments to be successful. When we finally got a positive pregnancy test (after one failed round of IVF) he gave us both a big hug and told us to bring him a baby to see.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
His accent is a little bit hard to understand so it made it easier (for me) to watch his lips moving
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr Batres always remembered our names and told us funny stories to keep our spirits up. Someone had catered for the clinic and my husband could smell BBQ and Dr Batres went to the staff lounge and made my husband a plate of food! Then (as we were leaving the clinic) Dr Batres called my cell phone to remind my husband that now he had to take me anywhere I wanted to eat for lunch! He was just an overall very friendly person. He was a joy to be around during such a difficult time.
Describe the protocols Francisco Batres used in your cycles at Arkansas Fertility Center and their degree of success.
Dr Batres did change medication doses after our first failed attempt. He increased certain medications and made sure to keep an eye on developing follicles.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
I always enjoyed visiting with the nurses. They were very friendly and helpful!
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
The woman at the front desk could kind of seem rude some days, but some days she was friendly.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
Our insurance covered 80% of our treatments (excluding medications) We ended up spending about $5,000
Describe Francisco Batres's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Arkansas Fertility Center.
During the first round of IVF, Dr Batres suggested transferring 1 embryo, but he said he would support us if we chose to transfer 2. We chose to go with 2. After that round failed, the next round he did suggest trying 2 embryos again, and both of them took. However, early on one of the embryos stopped growing and eventually disappeared on ultrasounds.
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
He [Dr. Batres] was very compassionate and kind. He made me feel like my feelings mattered, and I felt secure in his care. I was very pleasantly surprised when he let us see a sample of the sperm under the microscope! That's was really neat and made the experience seem hopeful to me!...I loved how he explained every detail of our IUI...The doctors and nurses [at AR Fert and Gyn] were great,...Don't be afraid to ask questions, especially if you aren't 100% clear.
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Age
30 - 31
Treated
2014 - 2015
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
Other
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
1 IUI
Diagnosis
Male Factor, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
He was very compassionate and kind. He made me feel like my feelings mattered, and I felt secure in his care. I was very pleasantly surprised when he let us see a sample of the sperm under the microscope! That's was really neat and made the experience seem hopeful to me!
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Don't be afraid to ask questions, especially if you aren't 100% clear.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
I loved how he explained every detail of our IUI and even let us see he sperm under the microscope!
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were very kind and empathetic towards me and my husband. They always were friendly and supportive.
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
I was very disappointed in the general management of the clinic. It was hard to get anyone to call back about appointments, which is frustrating when you are on a specific timetable with your cycle. The doctors and nurses were great, I was just disappointed that the secretaries didn't seem to be as on point.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
The IUI procedure was around $500. The additional medications and ultrasounds added up to around $600+. The whole IUI wound up costing over $1000
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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10
Age
25 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
Dr batres always takes time to explain things in great detail. He is aggressive with his plans as long as you are comfortable every step of the way.... Dr batres is a caring dr. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. I trust him to do what is best for me and my family. I know he has my best interest at heart. He is sure to taste time to meet with you after each appt.... Ask him any questions you may have because he will answer them thoroughly.
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Age
25 - 30
Treated
2013 - 2018
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 Fertility Medications
Diagnosis
Endometriosis, Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr batres is a caring dr. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. I trust him to do what is best for me and my family. I know he has my best interest at heart. He is sure to taste time to meet with you after each appt.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Ask him any questions you may have because he will answer them thoroughly.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr batres always takes time to explain things in great detail. He is aggressive with his plans as long as you are comfortable every step of the way.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nursing staff is very busy and attempts to return calls but does not always get around to it.
Describe your experience with Arkansas Fertility Center.
The front desk attendant is not always approachable. It is nearly impossible to get anyone on the phone. I do feel as though the drs are better than the staff they have employed. I trust my dr enough to continue going here.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center.
The treatments are very expensive as they are at most places. Labs and ultrasound are also very pricey. I’ve had one mistake made in the billing department.
What specific things went wrong at Arkansas Fertility Center?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
Clinic Atmosphere
Educational Resources
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9
Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
Be patient, he [Dr. Francisco Batres] is always running behind. But it is bc he spends so much time explaining...Dr Batres is very thourough and takes his time with each patient. He makes time to answer all your questions until you understand...He is very compassionate and nice man. He is difficult to understand at times but does his best to make sure you understand before you leave, even draws pictures and diagrams. He gave me his personal cell number and called and checked on my after IVF procedure
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Age
32 - 33
Treated
2016 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Prefer not to answer
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
2nd of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Male Factor
9
How was your experience with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
He is very compassionate and nice man. He is difficult to understand at times but does his best to make sure you understand before you leave, even draws pictures and diagrams. He gave me his personal cell number and called and checked on my after IVF procedure
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Be patient, he is always running behind. But it is bc he spends so much time explaining
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Francisco Batres at Arkansas Fertility Center?
Dr Batres is very thourough and takes his time with each patient. He makes time to answer all your questions until you understand.
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Doctor
Francisco Batres
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
8
Clinic
Arkansas Fertility Center
Little Rock
Clinic Atmosphere
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